Grant applications for the 2020/2021 Community Foundation of Osceola County grant cycle is now open.

Grants may be awarded in the following areas: arts & culture, community affairs & development, education, environmental education & protection, health, historical preservation, human services and youth programs.

Completed applications must be received by 4pm on November 6th to be considered for funding. The application form can be downloaded HERE (Word document) or HERE (fillable PDF).

Application limits are set at $5,000.00 per application per applicant. Applicants are reminded that 7 copies of the grant application must be received by the Community Foundation of Osceola County, 300 7th Street, Sibley, Iowa 51249 by 4pm on Friday, November 6, 2020. E-mailed or hand-written applications will not be accepted.  Grants will be awarded in January or February 2021.

Eligible applicants must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; a governmental body (school, city, county) or a charitable project with a qualified fiscal sponsor. For more specific questions on eligibility please contact the Osceola County Economic Development Commission at (712) 754-2523.

The Community Foundation of Osceola County, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, has been created by and for the people of Osceola County. The Community Foundation’s main goals are to support charitable projects and programs in Osceola County and to attract additional funds to assist donors in creating lasting legacies through a variety of giving options within Osceola County.

For more information, contact the Community Foundation of Osceola County at (712) 754-2523 or visit

The organization accepts online donations year round to its permanent endowment here. For questions, or to donate, visit

If your current project plan has changed, please complete and submit this Grant Change Request Form. If you need an extension of your grant, please submit the Grant Extension Request Form. You can email the form to, mail it to 300 7th Street, Sibley IA 51249 or drop it off at the courthouse.

If your project is complete, please submit the evaluation form, receipts, photos and any publicity received. Call the Economic Development office with any questions on 712-754-2523.